MLN Connects® for April 14, 2016
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April 14, 2016

MLN Connects® for April 14, 2016

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In This Edition:

MLN Connects® Events

  • Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO Application Process Call – Last Chance to Register
  • 2016 PQRS Reporting: Avoiding 2018 Negative Payment Adjustments Call – Last Chance to Register
  • National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and QAPI Call – Register Now
  • How to Register for the 2016 PQRS Group Practice Reporting Option Call – Registration Now Open
  • 2015 Mid-Year QRURs Webcast – Registration Now Open

Other CMS Events

  • Learn about the SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program at Open Door Forum
  • IRF Quality Reporting Program Provider Training

Medicare Learning Network® Publications and Multimedia

  • Enforcement of the PHP 20 Hours per Week Billing Requirement MLN Matters® Article – New
  • Updates to Medicare’s Organ Acquisition and Donation Payment Policy MLN Matters Article – New
  • CMS Provider Minute: CT Scans Video – New
  • Medicare Learning Network LM/POS FAQs Booklet – New
  • Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter Educational Tool – New
  • Provider Enrollment Requirements for Writing Prescriptions for Medicare Part D Drugs MLN Matters Article – Revised
  • ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes for Bone Mass Measurement MLN Matters Article – Revised
  • Medicare Secondary Payer Provisions Web-Based Training Course – Revised
  • Infection Control: Injection Safety Web-Based Training Course – Revised


  • CMS Launches Largest-Ever Multi-Payer Initiative to Improve Primary Care in America
  • Submit Comments on QRDA Implementation Guide for HQR by April 18
  • IRF Quality Reporting Program Data Submission Deadline: May 15
  • LTCH Quality Reporting Program Data Submission Deadline: May 15
  • 2016 eCQMs Annual Update Available
  • EHR Incentive Programs 2016 Program Requirements: New Resources
  • ICD-10 Coding Resources
  • National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16
  • April is National Minority Health Month

Claims, Pricers, and Codes

  • April 2016 OPPS Pricer File Update
  • Updates to HCPCS Code Set

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